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Author Chat with Chandra Prasad, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Chandra Prasad , author of  Damselfly .   Read on for more about Chandra and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Chandra Prasad !   Chandra Prasad is the originator and editor of  Mixed , an anthology of short stories on the multiracial experience....
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Dianna G.
Each year, I read the book Hatchet with my students. Damselfly would be a great next step for the kids who love the survival them... Read More
Friday, 20 April 2018 20:18
Kara S
This cover image is striking, and the inherent suspense in the survival-driven drama of the storyline make this read irresistibly ... Read More
Saturday, 21 April 2018 01:46
John
Very unusual cover! I would like to learn more about the mysterious foes!
Monday, 23 April 2018 22:08
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Author Chat with Emma Carroll (Strange Star), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Emma Carroll , author of  Strange Star .   Read on for more about Emma and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Emma Carroll !      Emma Carroll was a high school English teacher before she retired to pursue writing full-time. She has...
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John
I recognized the Villa Diodati! Sounds like a great read!
Thursday, 05 April 2018 21:18
Marisa Fort
The cover is beautiful, love it! The synopsis sounds intriguing!
Monday, 09 April 2018 19:02
Penny Olson
The cover is beautiful and mysterious. I really like the concept of the story.
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 23:08
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Interview with Audiobook Narrator January LaVoy (Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales)!

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Today we're excited to share an Interview with January LaVoy , audiobook cast narrator of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales .   Read on for more about January and her recent work! Meet  January LaVoy !       Named Publishers Weekly's "Audiobook Narrator of the Year" for 2013, January has...
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: Antipodes (Michele Bacon)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Michele Bacon's  Antipodes Read on for more about Michele, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway! Meet  Michele Bacon !   I was born in Trumbull County, the only square county in Ohio, where books were my favorite means of escaping an...
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Author Chat with Jesse Andrews (MunMun), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Jesse Andrews , author of  MunMun .   Read on for more about Jesse and his book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Jesse Andrews !    Jesse Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and the...
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John
I've been wondering about this one, and the cover looks well-designed, and the plot sounds intriguing!
Thursday, 29 March 2018 23:02
Marisa Fort
Wow! The cover is awesome, it makes you look a little harder then the synopsis is amazing and shows why you should look more caref... Read More
Saturday, 31 March 2018 20:33
Kristi Housman
I like how the words really stand out so much on the cover (the title).
Friday, 06 April 2018 15:47
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: The Pros Of Cons (Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar and Michelle Schusterman)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for     The Pros Of Cons   Read on for more about the authors, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!               Meet  Alison Cherry,  Lindsay Ribar, and Michelle Schusterman ! I grew up in Evanston, IL,...
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Author Chat with Rachel A. Marks (Fire and Bone)!

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Today we're excited to chat with Rachel A. Marks , author of  Fire and Bone .   Read on for more about Rachel and her book!   Meet  Rachel A. Marks !     Rachel A. Marks is a cancer survivor, a writer and artist, a surfer and dirt-bike rider, chocolate...
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Author Chat with Lauren Magaziner (Wizardmatch), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Lauren Magaziner , author of  Wizardmatch .   Read on for more about Lauren and her book, plus a giveaway!     Meet  Lauren Magaziner !       Lauren Magaziner grew up in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and is a proud graduate of Hamilton College....
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John
The cover is very original and I liked learning about the book!
Saturday, 24 March 2018 22:27
Ellie O'Keefe
The cover caught my eye, and the talk of "intersectional feminism" sold me. Definitely adding to my TBR list.
Monday, 26 March 2018 13:26
Davianna Nieto
The cover is adorable and the synopsis is very interesting!
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 22:14
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Author Chat with Liz Kessler (Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Liz Kessler , author of  Emily Windsnap and the Fall of Forgotten Island .   Read on for more about Liz and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Liz Kessler !     Liz Kessler is the author of the  New York Times  best-selling...
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Dianna G.
I'm so thrilled there's a new Emily Windsnap title! My daughter loved this series SO MUCH when she was entering 5th grade, and ma... Read More
Thursday, 22 March 2018 23:27
John
The cover is very original and I liked learning about the book!
Saturday, 24 March 2018 22:25
Davianna Nieto
That cover is absolutely stunning and the synopsis has me excited to continue the emily windsnap series!... Read More
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 21:05
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Author Chat with Farrah Penn (Twelve Steps to Normal), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Farrah Penn , author of  Twelve Steps to Normal .   Read on for more about Farrah and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Farrah Penn !   Farrah Penn was born and raised in a suburb in Texas that's far from the big...
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Kara S
I'm a sucker for the neon bright color combination featured in this cover design, and I find substance abuse/addiction in the fami... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2018 08:09
Hailey Joseph
I'm certain that this will be one of those novels that I won't be able to put down. A story about loss, memory, and rebuilding one... Read More
Saturday, 24 March 2018 12:36
Marisa Fort
The cover is eye-catching and the synopsis sounds so interesting, can't wait to read!
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 22:45
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